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by offthesky + Radere
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Colorado-based producers, sound artists and mates offthesky (aka Jason Corder) and Radere (aka Carl Ritger) team-up to deliver Temporaryspace . A nineteen-minute long-format soundscape recorded live at an album launch for The Season of Lost Buttons -- their last collaborative effort, which was distributed by Wist Rec. in March 2014 -- Temporaryspace serves as a time-capsule of their performance ethos during this fertile creative period. The jam grew out of improvised rehearsals at the pair's...
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by Erich Schall
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German producer Erich Schall returns to basic_sounds with another phenomenal dub-techno output,  Dubcutan . His sophisticated dub grooves combined with his mastery of sound delivers a sublime journey into the deepside.  Opening the release is “Garagesouldub,” a fuzzed-out, pulsating organic track incorporating alien-like vocal rhythms. Erich Schall effortlessly assembles, a deep steppin’ beautiful soundsphere with his self-titled track “Dubcutan.” Wavering chords, subdued distance...
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by Co-Op
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Toronto house producer, Oreste Camarra teams up with singer/songwriter and guitarist Marcus Wong to deliver Neighbours , a fusion of jazz, rock, house and techno. Oreste and Marcus first became friends when they became neighbours two years ago and their love of music spawned their infectious collaboration.  Neighbours evolved from numerous jam sessions taking place over the last 6 months. The opening title track is an uplifting, evolving, organic house track layered with jazzy inflected guitar...
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by aspect.
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Portland based producer aspect. (aka Sage Taylor) also known for his releases at Textural Being supplies basic_sounds netlabel with another exceptional deep immersive release.  aspect. combines warm and luxurious melodies throughout his arrangements, encapsulating the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.   examples.  opens with “proof.,” a subtle dense dub techno journey combining layers of ambient textures and distant reverberations.  The self-titled release is a slowed-down gurgling dub...
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by Overcast Sound
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German based dub techno producer Michael Pettit delivers yet another brilliant release, Commute Vol. 2 for basic_sounds. Known primarily for his masterful dub works as Overcast Sound, Michael also creates organic piano-driven house melodies as Mikaere. With numerous releases on Silent Season, Thoughtless Music, Rohs Records, Untitled & After, Falk Recordings and Entropy Records, in early 2015, Pettit also started his own niche label Sound And Object .  Commute Vol. 2 is a follow-up to...
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by X41
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Electronic ambient noise duo Jen Pearson and Jon Anastasiades join forces to deliver their third impressive X41 release  “S’up, Pluto?  for basic_sounds.  Here is their description of the release. “Pluto and Charon we’re so faaaar awaaaayyy…Ciliate? Eye of the Storm? Sequential Circus? Can you be SURE of what you saw and heard? WE AREN’T. Suspicious computer meltdowns, hardware alterations, methodology shifts, knowledge revelations gave us a whole new heap of sounds to TRY to...
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by Mar'yan Kitsenko
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Kyiv, Ukraine based sound artist and Energostatic Records netlabel co-founder Mar'yan Kitsenko has been producing music under the moniker Marc Atmost since the early nineties. Since laying that alias to rest in 2012, he returns with two sophisticated dark dubby techno numbers for basic_sounds.  The title track is an eight-minute long journey that begins with sounds of cracking fire that seamlessly morphs into a roaming dub track full of reverberating spanning chords layered with bright chiming...
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CMD (aka Cyan) is a DJ, producer and writer based in MontrÈal. She is the host of modular_systems on CKUT 90.3 FM, a program that has become a reliable local outlet for deep electronic sounds of all kinds, from experimental and noise to techno, house and beyond. Following her releases on pertin_nce, Low Noise Productions and Fur Trade Recordings, basic_sounds is honoured to present CMDís latest EP, Ice Daggers. This release features three tracks inspired by water, form and movement: Sea Glass...
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by J. Butler
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Pittsburgh based sound artist, J. Butler creates masterful contemporary ambient works with guitar pedals, custom electronics and tape loops. J. Butler has appeared on Futuresequence’s Sequence series and self-released his first debut album Waiting in 2011.  Recorded in 2013, So Long, Voyager opens with “Heliosphere,” a beautiful floating euphoric composition with light guitar strings that trickle throughout the work, creating an exuding amount of tranquility and warmth. “Persistence”...
Topics: Ambient, Drone
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by B. Toriyama
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Sendai, Japan based dub producer B. Toriyama delivers  Episodes , a four track EP that develops slowly delivering a loose, deep dub sound. Living in the northwest, B. Toriyama is deeply influenced by the beauty of his natural surroundings. Sendai is known for being named “The City of Trees,” and the symbolic Hirose River runs directly through the city. B.Toriyama is also known for his releases on Run On Recordings, Edaphon Netlabel, poleporerecords and many others. Episodes  opens with...
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by Bite
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Spanish producer José Barrera (aka Bite) delivers  Calle Palma , basic_sounds closing netlabel release. Known for his dark immersive ambient drones Bite delivers a more tranquil, sombre, piano-driven ambient release with hints of nostalgia. “1977” opens this full length album with a sentimental piano composition alluding to feelings of sadness. “Odisea” is a soft ambient track with crackling nature sounds and distant reverberations, giving illusions to floating though space and time....
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by Mikaere
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Canadian born, Germany based producer Michael Pettit graces basic_sounds with his third Mikaere release,  Ending to Beginning.  Previously known as the moniker Chord, Pettit concludes his 3 part EP series with continued uplifting, organic, piano house melodies. “A Lit Circle” opens with dub nuances and tastes of Overcast Sound, Pettit’s other well-established alias. The track effortlessly flows into a rhythmic melodic shaker with warm piano chords incorporating snippets of an older...
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by Erich Schall
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German dub ambient producer Erich Schall graces basic_sounds netlabel with his third  immersive  EP,  wandler&absorber . Schall’s textures are dense and warm, incorporating meditative dub rhythms and filtered ambient washes leaving the listener with a foreign, euphoric impression. The EP opens with “Wandler,” a lush expansive ambient journey with organic dub pulses, nocturnal nuances, combined with layered alien spatial effects, ultimately delivering a sublime musical voyage....
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by Erinome
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Omaha, Nebraska based multi-instrumental sound artist and composer, Erinome (aka Aaron Hansen) delivers In Hiding , a breathtaking sixty-two minute long-format soundscape.   A work in process since 2013, In Hiding is a beautifully constructed tranquil drone/ambient piece with deeply moving strings, distant spatial static combined with hints into other alien dimensions. Erinome elegantly blends shimmering floating ambience with subtle emerging vocal snippets of communication from beyond. The...
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by Andrew Weathers
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Oakland based composer, improviser and Full Spectrum label owner, Andrew Weathers delivers Raised High in Badwater Basin, recorded July 10th to 14th, 2014 in Alameda, California. Known primarily for his folk experimental guitar manipulations, Andrew abandons the guitar to create something completely unique for basic_sounds. The Badwater Basin in Death Valley California is the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 ft below sea level. There is a small spring-fed pool of “bad...
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by Iwa
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Boulder, Colorado based producer and Dope Recordings label founder Iwa (aka Roy England) is known primarily for his alias as Royale, however he delivers a diverse array of styles under various monikers; Flacker, Broken Radio, Technomicon, The Subterraneans, Love Mafia, Ghost Pirates, and The Cryptophytes. Roy England’s Iwa alias means “thief” which originally started from field recordings, hence “stealing” found sounds from his environment. Iwa shifts away from the dancefloor and...
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by Specta Ciera
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American experimental sound artist Specta Ciera (aka Devin Underwood) has released several albums on Distance Recordings, Project 168, Secret Station, Circles and Lines Recordings, Luxus-Arctica Records, Earth Mantra Netlabel and Audio Gourmet. For basic_sounds, Underwood delivers Scarlet Hill, an impeccable dub techno release full of subtle grooving organic beauty. Opening track, “Day 1” combines field recordings of rain, textured rhythm structures and warm dubby percussion layers. “Day...
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by euseng seto
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian based composer  Euseng Seto delivers  walaubagainmanapun  for basic_sounds, a twenty-minute long-format piece driven by synth progressions, warm piano melodies and clinical glitches.  Known primarily for his work as Flica with prolific releases out on  Mü-Nest and Schole, Euseng Seto continues to demonstrate his mastery as an artist with his effortless ease and craftsmanship.   walaubagainmanapun  is a  Malay  word that means “however.” However doesn’t...
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by Overcast Sound
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Victoria based OVERCAST SOUND are the talented duo of Jamie Drouin and Michael Pettit. Together they produce deliciously deep and grooving dub techno that immerses you within lush, encapsulating soundscapes. After hearing their live performance at Mutek this year, which became one of the highlights of the festival for me, I’m excited to unleash their latest Holding Pattern EP on basic_sounds. Holding Pattern starts off with “At Dawn,” a slow-building number that incorporates subtle...
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by Teemu T
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Teemu T certainly knows what he likes and it's hard not to love him for it, magnificent threads of cottony-soft dub chords and gaseous atmospherics on top of pulsing rhythms comes instinctually for the Finnish producer. Known for his two decades worth of releases on the following labels; Pohjola, Instabil, Bio-mechanics, Zooloft, Carmarage, ZeECc, Quadrant Recordings, Confineless, Kaukana Väijyy Ambient, Silver Fields Records, District Facility, Trust, ROHS!, Zero Mean Records, Limit Cycle,...
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by Dntel
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Sub Pop recording artist and LA based producer Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello) is best known for his 2001 release, Life is Full of Possibilities, and his collaboration efforts with Ben Gibbard as The Postal Service. Jimmy started composing as Dntel in 1994 and was sharing his works with friends on cassette tapes before being officially signed to Phthalo Records in 1998 with his album, Early Works For Me If It Works For You. On Clelia II, Tamborello continues the theme and exploration of his...
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by A Setting Sun
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Portland, Oregon based sound artist A Setting Sun (aka Jay Bodley) delivers Live in December for basic_sounds netlabel. Also known for his alias Sun Hammer, Bodley has appeared on such labels as Futuresequence, Heat Death and Moodgadget and has done remixes for Ghostly International’s Shigeto and Hyperdub’s Laurel Halo. Jay has also collaborated with basic_sounds netlabel artist Radere on several projects including their Futuresequence release Lotophagen .  Known for his drone sound...
Topics: basic_sounds, ambient, drone
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by Chord
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basic_sounds is proud to present Broken, Michael Pettit’s second exquisite piano-driven house album under his Chord moniker. Primarily known for his deep dub soundscapes as Overcast Sound, Broken shifts him closer to the sacred productions of Bruno Pronsato or Francis Harris, demonstrating his mastery of craft and individual approach to structure and composition. Technically each track compliments the next and acts as a continuation of his first release, Year As A Ghost. “Hanging On To What...
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by Guy Birkin
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Sneinton, Nottingham UK experimental artist, Guy Birkin primarily “focuses on the production and perception of aesthetic complexity in the visual and sonic arts, and how this relates to evaluations of artworks.”   On  Bits , Birkin explores generative music composition using algorithms and phasing patterns. “bs01e” opens the release with gurgling wet pops and organic percussion sounds combined with resonating tones that slowly builds into a dark sythn-driven IDM journey. “...
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by Radere
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Radere – a.k.a. the Colorado-based producer and sound artist Carl Ritger – returns to basic_sounds for his fourth outing, Koschei . Following on from last year’s A Pouring Out Of Sleep , Koschei presents the most fully realized iteration of the Radere aesthetic yet, blending his unique approach to synthesis and processing with dense clouds of guitar drone and textural ambience. In a sense, Koschei represents a walking tour through Radere’s experiments during a year that found him...
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by Bartek Kawula
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We are pleased to announce the launch of basic_sounds net label.  Our primary philosophy is to expose the world to the music we love by promoting new emerging electronic artists experimenting within the realms of techno, house, ambient and dub.  We hope to feature a new artist every month and are accepting demos. Bartek Kawula is a Toronto based producer who has been composing electronic music since 2003. Influenced by both the electroacoustic field and the more improvisational genres of rock...
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by Devennue
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Madrid based dub techno producer and Kraftmann Records label owner Devennue delivers a sublime four track EP for basic_sounds called Forms , including one remix by proclaimed dub techno aficionado, Overcast Sound . The compositions on Forms are different yet combine a common thread of continuity. Devennue thrives to demonstrate how concepts can be interrupted in different ways. The opening track “Thearforms,” is a quiet meditative ambient soundscape that subtly introduces tranquil elements...
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by Alessandro Crimi
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Born in Austria and raised in Switzerland, Alessandro Crimi has always been consumed by music. He began learning the piano at the age of eight and later moved on to discover software-synthesizers. Crimi continues to explore various approaches to creating music, producing ambient, dub, house and minimal techno, but regardless of the genre he always keeps it deep and sultry. Crimi's work has appeared on such labels as Italic, Broque, Geilomat, Sthlmaudio Recordings and many others. On A Night In...
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by Bite
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Multi-talented Spanish producer and videographer José Barrera (aka Bite) delivers Room, his second outstanding EP for basic_sounds. Known for his dark immersive ambient drones Bite delivers a passionate balance between eerie and warmth. The first titled track, “Room 01” is a dark, contemplative soundscape with digital organic quirks combined with buzzing, alluding to bleak feelings regarding the state of the world. This concept is reinforced in Barrera’s video. “Room 02” is another...
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by offthesky
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Denver based producer and sound artist offthesky (aka Jason Corder) returns to basic_sounds with  stationaryrace , recorded live March 17, 2012 at Cherryvale Studios near Boulder, Colorado. basic_sounds netlabel artist Radere and experimental artist Cody Yantis were also included on the bill.    Using electric guitar, Moog MG-1, custom Reaktor ensembles, and field recordings, offthesky creates a long-format twenty-minute soundscape full of grandeur luscious widescreen waves, majestic chords,...
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by Joel Pryde
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Seattle based producer, videographer and software developer Joel Pryde, graces basic_sounds with his third and most emotive work to date. Known for his inspiring dancefloor sets, Joel delivers a harmonious, modern, slightly trippy deep tech-house release with Aurresku. Opening with the self-titled track “Aurresku,” is Basque folk dance of courtship in which the men present lively acrobatic displays for their lovers. Extremely melodic, “Aurresku” opens with trippy tingling tickles that...
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by Chord
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Primarily known for his dub techno productions as one half of Overcast Sound, Michael Pettit’s solo alias, Chord combines his deep dub sensibilities with sophisticated explorations into minimal house and techno. On his exceptional release Year as a Ghost, Chord delivers perfected spatially fractured piano-driven tech-house tracks. The first composition, "Now I Know and I Wish I Never Did" slowly builds into a brooding experimental house track incorporating organic rhythmic...
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by Overcast Sound
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German based dub techno producer Michael Pettit delivers yet another brilliant release, Commute Vol. 2 for basic_sounds. Known primarily for his masterful dub works as Overcast Sound, Michael also creates organic piano-driven house melodies as Mikaere. With numerous releases on Silent Season, Thoughtless Music, Rohs Records, Untitled & After, Falk Recordings and Entropy Records, in early 2015, Pettit also started his own niche label Sound And Object . Commute Vol. 2 is a follow-up to...
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by Erich Schall
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Lush ambient dub techno producer Erich Schall delivers his second outstanding EP, Distant Twirl for basic_sounds. Schall, who also creates music under the pseudonym Alberto Buitony has appeared on Cologne based netlabel, Der Kleine Grüne Würfel, RotRaum Music and Gleichtakt Records. The self-titled opening track is a deep, meditative, spacey-dub track guided by pensive trance-like pulses and eerie alien sound effects. “Voxtrap” is propelled forward by a steady 4/4 beat, integrating...
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by Co-Op
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Toronto based Co-Op are the talented duo of Oreste Camarra and Karim Sultan. Together they produce innovative improvised takes on deep dubby house and techno. Collectively they find inspiration from their live jams and performances to create polished high-caliber studio recordings. Appearing on Noah Pred’s Thoughtless label last year for their Peace By Piece EP, these two continue to thrive and rise within the Toronto scene and it’s only a matter of time before they are appreciated...
Topics: Techno, Dub
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by Fingers in the Noise
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Prolific French electronic musician Fingers in the Noise (aka Laurent Bisch) known primarily for his rich atmospheric dub techno, has been creating music for well over twenty years with releases on BineMusic, Deepindub, ZeECc, Fitn Personal Records, Sound Source and Kosmo. basic_sounds is honoured to present Insomnia, a three track EP demonstrating different submersive moods experienced in the morning. “Insomnia 1:06 AM” is a slow emerging floating dub journey with heavy bass pulses and...
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by Andrew Weathers, Erik Schoster & Jason Nanna
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Full Spectrum Records label owner, composer and improviser Andrew Weathers collaborates with friends, Erik Schoster (aka He Can Jog) and Jason Nanna on synth to deliver this magical forty-five minute, live improvised set that took place at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco earlier this year. This remarkable distorted dreamy lullaby takes you on a forty-five minute journey through subtle sparse tranquility and climaxes with epic roaring guitar waves. Translation slowly takes melodic...
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by X41
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Multi-talented Vancouver based couple, Jen Pearson and Jon Anastasiades join forces to deliver their second stunning basic_sounds release Kamchatka, named after a peninsula in northern Russia and home of over 160 volcanoes including Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the largest active volcano in the northern hemisphere. Kamchatka is commonly known for their mega thrust earthquakes that occur 700 kilometers below the surface and is home to extremophile micro-organisms suited to live in volcanic heat. X41...
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by Will Thomas Long
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basic_sounds is honoured to host something out of the ordinary by prolific American composer, Will Thomas Long (aka Celer). Now located in Japan, Will delivers Luxury Centre an 11 day installation outside the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. The piece took place inside the interior of the Nagagin Capsule Tower (a sample capsule designed by Kisho Kurokawa) as part of the Metabolism: The City of the Future - Dream and Visions of Reconstruction in Pastwar and Present-Day Japan. Hidden inside the cabinets...
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by Will Thomas Long
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After a lengthy period of silence in music production, American producer Will Thomas Long comes out with Sequoia, a twenty-two minute track dedicated to the memory of his wife Danielle Baquet-Long, who passed away last year at the young age of twenty-six. Together they were known for their prolific collaborative work as Celer and have appeared internationally on such labels as Infraction, and/OAR, Dragon's Eye, Home Normal, Spekk, Yard Rec., and Smallfish. Will’s latest work Sequoia is...
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by Pimilk
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"Montréal based producer, Pimilk (aka Mark G.) is known for his synthesizer based releases on Pertin_nce and En:peg Digital. After a brief hiatus, to pursue his PhD in Math and Computer Science, Pimilk returns a few years later with Glittery Upper World, a more organic sounding output for basic_sounds. Glittery Upper World opens with “Moon Dust,” a pulsing dub swagger, ideal for chill evenings at home. "Oxygen,” bleeps, clicks and sputters over warm soft pads and floating...
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by Headaches
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Toronto based Headaches (aka Landon Speers), predominately known for his photography, creates textured visceral soundscapes inspired by film scores and visual music. With a keen sense of space and environment he crafts physically engaging compositions that develop cinematic narratives, evoking listeners to experience a sense of time and place of their own. I Wasn’t Born Yesterday opens with a dark lo-fi soundscape composed of deep throbbing pulses and distant strings. ‘II’ slowly bleeds...
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by Bite
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Spanish producer and videographer José Barrera releases his magnificent EP Diffuse on basic_sounds. Known for being an industrial engineer by trade, Barrera’s passion lies in creating dark ambient drones with deep immersive basslines. He originally started composing in 2004 after purchasing his first synthesizer and later became invested with the Monome community, contributing to several compilations organized by other Monome users. He also has appeared on Mischieveous Musique, Drift Deeper...
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Radere is the nom du plume of Carl Ritger, a Philadelphia-based sound artist who constructs dense drones and flickering ambiences from found sounds and heavily treated guitar loops. Lost At Sea, I’m Never Coming Back marks his first recorded work since A Season In Decline - his well-received sophomore effort for Full Spectrum Records - was released at the end of last year. Inspired by a pair of field recordings captured during a trip to the shore, Lost At Sea... opens quietly, with softly...
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by Tomas Jirku
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Vancouver based producer Tomas Jirku has been creating innovative techno since the late nineties and first appeared on the NoType net-label in 1999. In 2000, he became the first Canadian signed to the seminal Force Inc Music Works label, and then its sub-label's formative Clicks & Cuts compilation series, which didn’t just define a genre, but carved a niche for emerging producers. Jirku has continued a prolific music career appearing on such labels as Traum, Klang, Onitor, Alien8,...
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by Nordic Soul
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Seattle-based producer, DJ and programmer, Nordic Soul (aka Sean Horton) is the founder, director and curator of the annual Decibel Festival specializing in promoting electronic music and the arts. Celebrating their eighth addition this September, Sean has not only transformed Seattle with his annual Decibel Festival, but continues to deeply impact the electronic community with his year-round events. Originally from the Detroit area, Nordic Soul’s emotionally charged performances and...
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by Gunshae
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Gunshae (pronounced Gun-shai) is the Panambient project of Canadian dubstep pioneer, Kuma and renowned oboist and DJ, Lady Eve. Together they combine classical training with live improvisation and electronics. Tossing aside classical music’s obsession with adherence to the written score and live electronic performance’s stereotype of one guy behind a laptop checking his email, both members of Gunshae have been known to start the show on stage and finish up in the audience. Gunshae are not...
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by Co-Op
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Toronto based producer Co-Op (aka Oreste Camarra) is known for his innovative groove-based house tracks. His free form live performances and in-the-moment jam sessions involving a number of Co-Op contributors, transforms into becoming well executed, polished house voyages. Oreste’s lush brand of house develops slowly and reflects the eclectic and elastic nature of Co-Op. “Sia’s Guitar” is driven by submerged chords, infectious guitar riffs, and well-timed hand claps, ultimately creating...
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by Minisystem
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Toronto based producer, Minisystem (aka Jeff Lee) finds solace in the warm sounds of old analogue technology. Using a collection of vintage synthesizers and drum machines he crafts his own unique brand of techno-informed synthpop. His first full-length album, Madingley, was released on Noise Factory records in 2006, followed by a contribution to 2009's Vulnerabilities + Consequences, a vinyl compilation of electro tracks featuring the likes of Solvent and Lowfish. His EP for basic_sounds, Life...
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by Teemu T
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Prolific Finnish producer Teemu T honours basic_sounds with his exceptional release Equanimity. Teemu T has been creating deep dub techno soundscapes for well over two decades with releases on Pohjola, Instabil, Bio-mechanics, Zooloft, Carmarage, ZeECc, Quadrant Recordings and his most recent full-length album Entheoform on Confineless. Equanimity opens up with “Elsewhere” a dreamy dense atmospheric dub journey with reverberating pads combined with a deep pulsing bassline to tie it all...
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by Overcast Sound
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Dub techno producers Jamie Drouin and Michael Pettit slow things down on their second exceptional basic_sounds release, Commute. Influenced by their travels over the last year, with Pettit presently residing in Holland, the duo masterfully deliver two 20-minute long dubby soundscapes, idyllic for those introspective moments spent on commuter trains. “Westward” is a reflective atmospheric journey with restrained basslines, echoing pads and rhythmic clicks. Organic warm washes and distant...
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by Textural Being
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Portland based producer Textural Being (aka Sage Taylor) has been composing for well over a decade and has appeared on numerous netlabels specializing in deep and chill electronica. Influenced by the Pacific Northwest, Textural Being’s stylistic approaches vary from deep ambient soundscapes to more immersive dubby techno. His main source of inspiration comes from nature and the rich beauty of his natural environment. “Les Lucioles” (which translates to “the Fireflies”) is an...
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by Radere
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Boulder, Colorado producer and sound artist Radere (aka Carl Ritger) graces us with his third exceptional basic_sounds release, A Pouring Out of Sleep. Radere's works have also appeared on Rural Colours, Moodgadget, Futuresequence and Full Spectrum Records, among others. Eschewing his signature processed guitar loops in favor of analog synthesis techniques, A Pouring Out of Sleep finds Radere diving headlong into new aural terrain in preparation for his upcoming tour with Andrew Weathers in...
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by offthesky
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Denver based producer and sound artist offthesky (aka Jason Corder) is known for his reputable list of releases on Resting Bell, Rural Colours, SEM, Hibernate and Home Normal, among others. On this release offthesky embraces the idea of evolution in his artistic process by adopting a completely different approach from his regular methods. Using an old ipod touch as a tracking device and an ipad equipped with various noise and synth apps, Jason delivers two densely textural long-format ambient...
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by Watson
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Sante Fe based producer Watson (aka Frank Watson Rose) started playing music in 1990 after his mom bought him a guitar. Later picking up the drums, he found rhythm came naturally to him and began constructing his own compositions. Watson draws from a wide range of influences and experiences, from performing in a Seattle grunge band in the mid-90’s to learning west African tribal rhythms. In 2009 he discovered the Monome, which lead him to become the artist he is today. Watson has performed at...
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by Fischerle
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Polish sound artist Fischerle (aka Mateusz Wysocki) primarily known for his dub techno explorations demonstrates his mastery as a producer, by delivering two exquisite but completely differ genres incorporating the same warm evolving beauty. Fischerle has appeared on such labels as, Qunabu, Instabil, Minicromusic, Ghostmental, Entropy and runs his own successful netlabel Pawlacz Perski Tapes. His basic_sounds release Delayed Childhood opens with “Index of Clouds” a drifting dub track with...
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by Overcast Sound
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A follow-up to Overcast Sound's first ep on basic_sounds, Holding Pattern Remixes takes the title track from the original ep and offers it up for remixing by three artists who have influenced the Canadian duo. Chicago's Area (aka m50) extends upon the dreamy deepness of the original, pulling sounds and patterns into the foreground to create a remarkably new groove. Hailing from France, Fingers in the Noise moves things into a grittier domain with a slightly overdriven low end and filtered...
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by Joel Pryde
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A multi-talented producer, DJ and audio software developer from Seattle, Joel Pryde is one of the few artists that creates the tools on which he plays. About a year ago he developed traxPad, one of the only multi-touch DJ applications, which is currently used by many DJs in Seattle and around the world. Joel Pryde returns with his second basic_sounds release, Kalimotxo. Joel Pryde’s opening track, Take Apart delivers a sophisticated balance between trance and techno. He starts out slow,...
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by Erich Schall
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German producer Erich Schall delivers Direction, a follow up to his exceptional 2011 debut album Tröte on Cologne based netlabel, Der Kleine Grüne Würfel. Direction opens with "Outside," a floating dub groove mixed deep with echoes and light shuffling percussion while subtle hints of a "big band" orchestra haunt the piece throughout. The second composition, "Inside," appropriates Schall's dub forms into driving techno relying again on echoing tonal melodies and...
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by Bartek Kawula
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basic_sounds netlabel partner and producer Bartek Kawula delivers his second release Glass, celebrating the first anniversary of the label. Bartek and I have been friends since 2004 and have always shared a common passion for music and design. Combining our skills, we created basic_sounds to be a platform for sharing the artists we love while providing them with an opportunity to gain the exposure they deserve. With a greater focus on live sampling, Kawula arranges subtly complex minimal house...
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by Radere
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Recently relocating to Boulder, CO from Philadelphia, Radere (aka Carl Ritger) usually builds dense textural ambient drone soundscapes from heavily filtered guitar loops, utilizing an ever-evolving array of pedals. However, his latest basic_sounds release, The Earth, Laid Bare, showcases a softer and gentler approach for Radere, eschewing the squalls of distortion and white noise that have defined his recent style. Recorded during a flurry of travel over the past year, Radere found time on...
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by Tomas Jirku
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Vancouver based techno pioneer Tomas Jirku returns to basic_sounds with his exceptional second release, Moves Like Benes. Since his prestigious gig at Mutek in Montréal last year, Tomas has been performing across his beloved Canada and continues to drop meticulously crafted tracks and EP’s for various outputs ranging from Toronto based boutique label Supesharu to Slovakia’s tech-house output Leporelo and San Francisco's De'fchild Productions in which he trades remixes with the label's...
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by X41
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Vancouver based producer The Square Root of Evil (aka Jen Pearson) is predominately known for her quirky IDM chiptune performances, recently opening for Warp recording artists Plaid. On her latest release, "Shiretoko" she delivers a rare appearance as X41, her ambient alias and collaboration with Jon Anastasiades. Using a collection of software and hardware, they draw their influences from a wide variety of sources; organic and inorganic ambiance, astronomy, oceans and internal...
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by Jesse Somfay
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Ontario based artist Jesse Somfay is well known for his unique breed of melodic ambient techno. One of his core achievements is his 2009 release on Archipel, “A Catch In The Voice,” which was highly regarded by Resident Advisor. With his latest basic_sounds release, “Sol,” he branches off into a number of new aural and visual directions. Somfay takes inspiration from the very heart of the solar system, the sun. “Sol” is a little over half an hour in length and was created using...
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by Devennue
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Madrid based dub techno producer and Kraftmann Records label owner Devennue delivers a sublime four track EP for basic_sounds called Forms , including one remix by proclaimed dub techno aficionado, Overcast Sound . The compositions on Forms are different yet combine a common thread of continuity. Devennue thrives to demonstrate how concepts can be interrupted in different ways. The opening track “Thearforms,” is a quiet meditative ambient soundscape that subtly introduces tranquil elements...
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by Dntel
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Sub Pop recording artist and LA based producer Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello) is best known for his 2001 release, Life is Full of Possibilities, and his collaboration efforts with Ben Gibbard as The Postal Service. Jimmy started composing as Dntel in 1994 and was sharing his works with friends on cassette tapes before being officially signed to Phthalo Records in 1998 with his album, Early Works For Me If It Works For You. On Clelia II, Tamborello continues the theme and exploration of his...
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by aspect.
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Portland based producer aspect. (aka Sage Taylor) also known for his releases at Textural Being supplies basic_sounds netlabel with another exceptional deep immersive release.  aspect. combines warm and luxurious melodies throughout his arrangements, encapsulating the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.   examples.  opens with “proof.,” a subtle dense dub techno journey combining layers of ambient textures and distant reverberations.  The self-titled release is a slowed-down gurgling dub...
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by Joel Pryde
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Inspired by the dancefloor, Seattle based producer Joel Pryde blurs the boundaries of techno and deep house while providing a humanistic quality. His compositions include vocal stabs, soft pads, melodic fuzz and riding basslines, ultimately creating infectious toe-tapping tracks designed for the club or the wee morning hours. Opal opens with “Scarlet Fever,” a sleek dancefloor number that glides effortlessly from start to finish. Meticulously built out of dubbed-out voices, “Scarlet...
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by Iwa
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Boulder, Colorado based producer and Dope Recordings label founder Iwa (aka Roy England) is known primarily for his alias as Royale, however he delivers a diverse array of styles under various monikers; Flacker, Broken Radio, Technomicon, The Subterraneans, Love Mafia, Ghost Pirates, and The Cryptophytes. Roy England’s Iwa alias means “thief” which originally started from field recordings, hence “stealing” found sounds from his environment. Iwa shifts away from the dancefloor and...
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by Chord
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basic_sounds is proud to present Broken, Michael Pettit’s second exquisite piano-driven house album under his Chord moniker. Primarily known for his deep dub soundscapes as Overcast Sound, Broken shifts him closer to the sacred productions of Bruno Pronsato or Francis Harris, demonstrating his mastery of craft and individual approach to structure and composition. Technically each track compliments the next and acts as a continuation of his first release, Year As A Ghost. “Hanging On To What...
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by Overcast Sound
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Victoria based OVERCAST SOUND are the talented duo of Jamie Drouin and Michael Pettit. Together they produce deliciously deep and grooving dub techno that immerses you within lush, encapsulating soundscapes. After hearing their live performance at Mutek this year, which became one of the highlights of the festival for me, I’m excited to unleash their latest Holding Pattern EP on basic_sounds. Holding Pattern starts off with “At Dawn,” a slow-building number that incorporates subtle...
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by Jesse Somfay
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Ontario based artist Jesse Somfay is well known for his unique breed of melodic ambient techno. One of his core achievements is his 2009 release on Archipel, “A Catch In The Voice,” which was highly regarded by Resident Advisor. With his latest basic_sounds release, “Sol,” he branches off into a number of new aural and visual directions. Somfay takes inspiration from the very heart of the solar system, the sun. “Sol” is a little over half an hour in length and was created using...
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by Tomas Jirku
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Vancouver based producer Tomas Jirku has been creating innovative techno since the late nineties and first appeared on the NoType net-label in 1999. In 2000, he became the first Canadian signed to the seminal Force Inc Music Works label, and then its sub-label's formative Clicks & Cuts compilation series, which didn’t just define a genre, but carved a niche for emerging producers. Jirku has continued a prolific music career appearing on such labels as Traum, Klang, Onitor, Alien8,...
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by Minisystem
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Toronto based producer, Minisystem (aka Jeff Lee) finds solace in the warm sounds of old analogue technology. Using a collection of vintage synthesizers and drum machines he crafts his own unique brand of techno-informed synthpop. His first full-length album, Madingley, was released on Noise Factory records in 2006, followed by a contribution to 2009's Vulnerabilities + Consequences, a vinyl compilation of electro tracks featuring the likes of Solvent and Lowfish. His EP for basic_sounds, Life...
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by Nordic Soul
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Seattle-based producer, DJ and programmer, Nordic Soul (aka Sean Horton) is the founder, director and curator of the annual Decibel Festival specializing in promoting electronic music and the arts. Celebrating their eighth addition this September, Sean has not only transformed Seattle with his annual Decibel Festival, but continues to deeply impact the electronic community with his year-round events. Originally from the Detroit area, Nordic Soul’s emotionally charged performances and...